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May 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that upholds an injunction blocking President Trump's executive order banning...
May 24, 2017 Human Rights First has been researching conditions for asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border, and our findings are gaining traction. Yesterday at a Congressional hearing, Senator Richard...
May 24, 2017 This blog is cross posted from HuffPost Martin Méndez Pineda was held in U.S. immigration detention for over 100 days. As a journalist, Martin reported on federal police ...
May 23, 2017 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject President Trump’s budget proposals that target refugees and asylum seekers. The president’s proposed budget that was...
May 19, 2017 New York City—As U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley prepares to travel to Jordan and Turkey, Human Rights First today called on Ambassador Haley to...
May 18, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights first today, along with 25 leading human rights, refugee resettlement, and faith organizations, called on the House Judiciary Committee to reject the Michael...
May 18, 2017 This blog is cross posted on HuffPost As social workers, we are often the first line of communication for our clients when they are struggling emotionally. We work with asylum seekers, many of...

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Access to asylum is under threat. Trump’s executive orders on immigration target refugees and asylum seekers, stripping them of access to protections and due process rights. We need Congress to step in and ensure that legitimate asylum seekers are not turned away. You are essential to this effort. Join us for advocacy trainings and meetings on the Hill with members of Congress.

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Factsheet | September 21, 2017
Recent reports indicate that the Trump Administration plans to admit an all-time low number of refugees in the coming fiscal year. Furthermore, the White House is justifying this stunning abdication...
Letter | September 12, 2017
Human Rights First urges Members of the House of Representatives to reject H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act,” introduced by Representative Comstock last week, as well as any...
Factsheet | July 26, 2017
The provisions included in the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 391) would severely undermine access to asylum in the United States. The bill would lead to the deportation of...
Issue Brief | July 20, 2017
On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to make criminal prosecution of immigration offenses a “high priority”—even...

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